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206 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - AG right to stop A-2 v... · 0 replies · +1 points

Douglarization coming from Indians now and yuh upset.

206 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - AG right to stop A-2 v... · 0 replies · +1 points

Have you looked at the prisons and news paper lately and see who is committing all of the murders in the east west corridor???
Domestic violence is another issue by itself. You have the audacity to call other ethic groups parasites when you know who the true parasites are. I gather you must be a dougla your father got a horn from an Indian man.Don't be bitter accept it.

206 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - AG right to stop A-2 v... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you.

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That is so true and sometimes ask myself the same question when other small islanders make comments of Trinidad governance for which they have not the slightest clue as to the melting pot of issues that are in the mixed population. To be fair more wealth(their was a report done on this subject) is held by the Afro Trinidadian but very few however more middle class wealth is held by Indo Trinidadians I would not go into the reasons why you can take a look at our prisons and baby fathers and mothers out there. Slavery was abolished a long time ago and there is no excuse for our Afro brothers to keep that monkey on their backs. I could go on and on but I will stop.

206 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - AG right to stop A-2 v... · 0 replies · +1 points

Guys line up for tickets or send your address and I will send you a ticket free of charge to Zimbabwe. I see our free education system is not working.

206 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - AG right to stop A-2 v... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bossman you can take up where Abu left off and see what happens to you this time around. You have a lot of hate bundled up inside man I believe Zimbabwe would be a better home for you.

207 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - Khan: PNM open to all ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mr Khan is asleep in his party or he is playing STUPID. Ever walk by a PNM office as an Indian and hear the comments being spurted at you. Mr Khan wake up PNM is not the same party as it was 30 years ago when there were Indians appointed by the Doc to win the Indian votes. They were all big shots who could not give a dam about the poor lagoon people. Please keep you FAB party to yourself.

207 weeks ago @ http://trinidadexpress... - High divorce rate dest... · 0 replies · +1 points

That right there is our problem. It does not matter who is the messenger once the message can make a difference.

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Another major problem with our current situation is money. Not only is it expensive to prosecute drug offenders, it is expensive to detain them. Currently, more money is being put into building prisons than into building schools. In 1998, 16 billion dollars were spent in federal funding for the war on drugs. That is an astronomical number, and it seems as if the results don’t go along with the effort. If all this time and money is being spent on education, and prevention, and treatment, and the numbers continue to rise, then an alternative must be sought. As immoral and ridiculous as legalization may seem to some, all the facts seem to show that it, at the very least, deserves consideration. Without a solution to the current situation, the U.S. will remain in a vicious circle with no hope of coming out of it.

Where do we go from here? Clearly major steps need to be taken. I believe the first step is an admission by the administration that our current system doesn’t work. The next step must be to find out what the opinion is on the streets and in the schools. Do the education and awareness efforts work? What makes someone decide to try drugs? What is the biggest influence on the child? Maybe by taking note of what other countries have done, for example Holland which was mentioned earlier, the U.S. can get ideas for some sort of compromise. It seems to me that the U.S. is set in its ways that drugs will not be tolerated and that this is a battle we must win. What must be realized is that changing our policies is not an admission of defeat. This shouldn’t be a matter of egos or overly conservative opinions. The bottom line is that drug use needs to be reduced, the murders must be brought down, and the number of people incarcerated must be decreased.

The modern drug war began in the 1960s, and for thirty five years it has failed to produce and real success. Which is better for America during the next 35 years, prohibition with the continuing costs and ineffectiveness, or reform policies that approach the problem from a different angle. Instead of spending so much money on imprisoning drug offenders and preaching why drugs are bad, why not spend the money on schools, and school programs? The idea is to keep kids from using drugs, and this will in turn reduce the numbers of adults that use drugs. The same goal is present in alcohol and cigarettes, and it is handled much differently. Why not treat at least Marijuana just like cigarettes and alcohol. Don’t make it illegal, just take steps to discourage people from using it. Education is a must, but prosecuting small time offenders is pointless. The facts just don’t do much to support the war on drugs. Consider some facts and costs that this country has undertaken as a result of attempting to make drug use illegal.

I will end this report with some outlined problems with keeping drugs illegal. There is a need for change, and this must be realized soon:

The war on drugs has failed. By making drugs illegal, this country has:

1) Put half a million people in prison : $10 Billion a year

2) Spent billions annually for expanded law enforcement

3) Fomented violence and death (in gang turf wars, overdoses from uncontrolled drug potency & shared needles/AIDS)

4) Eroded civil rights (property can be confiscated from you BEFORE you are found guilty; search and wiretap authority has expanded.)

5) Enriched criminal organizations.

The street price of a single ounce of pure cocaine is several thousands of dollars, yet the cost to produce the drug is less than $20. The difference is the amount we are willing to pay to criminals for the privilege of keeping the drug illegal. Not only that, but such a high markup is strong incentive for people to enter into the sales and trafficking of these drugs. The stiff penalties we assess against drug dealers only makes the price higher and the criminals more desperate to escape capture, more determined to protect their market from encroachment. If drugs were legalized, the price would drop by to a tiny fraction of their current street values and the incentive to push drugs would vanish.

Recall that during prohibition, bootleggers and police used to shoot it out over black market 'shine. Illegal speakeasies did a booming trade, the profits of which went to organized crime. With the end of prohibition, alcohol has been taxed and provides a revenue stream to the State. Would drug use go up? Maybe. But it might well go down, since there would be no profit in getting new users to try drugs.

Protecting drug users against themselves costs the rest of us too much: in dollars, in safety and in freedom.

The Final thought is simply this: The drug war is not working, and if alternatives are not considered now, a solution may never be possible